Mohegan Sun

Beating the craps out of each other

Beating the craps out of each other

A Massachusetts-Connecticut border war over gambling stirs fears of an Atlantic City meltdown

Illustration by Phil Foster CASINOS ARE ABOUT GAMBLING. Take away the restaurants, the shops, and the entertainment and what remains is the foundational reason for a casino’s existence—getting people to come and leave their money behind, lured by the slim chance they might walk away with a fatter wallet. Those who build and operate the(...)

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Casino border wars

Let’s take a moment to retrace the steps of Mohegan Sun Resorts in and around Massachusetts. The tribal-owned company opened a casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, in 1996. The casino became wildly successful, pumping billions of dollars into the coffers of the state of Connecticut and the Mohegan tribe. A key reason for the casino’s success was(...)

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